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Southern Samplings Group Packages
(Group Size = 15)

An African American Focus in North Carolina Past and Present
An African American Focus on Slavery and the Civil War
Cruisin' Coastal Carolina
The Foothills Experience
From the Piedmont to the Mountains
Gardens of North Carolina
High Point Discovery
Holiday Winter Wonderland
Mayberry Days
The Muse of the Mountains
North Carolina Arts and Gardens Tour
The Outer Banks
Swing Through the South
Stroll Into The Past
White Water - White Wine!!

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Civil War Related Southern Samplings Packages

Touring the Great Battlefields of the American Civil War
In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson
North Carolina in the Civil War
North Carolina and Virginia Civil War Sites

Student Tour Related Southern Samplings Packages
(Group Size = 40)

Mountain Fun In North Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Raft and Rail Excusion




The Outer Banks Adventure

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Come see a place that changed the world -- TWICE!

Imagine the world without an English-speaking America;
Then imagine the world without powered flight.
What happened on North Carolina's Outer Banks made the difference!

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site - Wright Brothers Memorial -
The Elizabethan Gardens - The Elizabeth II (16th C. sailing ship) - North Carolina Aquarium - Island Gallery & world famous original Christmas Shop - Weeping Radish Brewery & Beer Garden - Jockey's Ridge sand dunes - Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and two Lighthouses - The Whalehead Hunt Club - Shopping & Gallery Hopping in Manteo and Duck

Package Includes:
3 nights Superior Class Accommodations
3 Deluxe Continental Breakfasts,
3 Dinners, Coastal Cuisine
Baggage handling

Tour of Fort Raleigh, site of the first English colony in America
Tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial & Monument
Visit the Elizabethan Gardens
Explore The Elizabeth II sailing ship, at Roanoke Island Festival Park
Visit the North Carolina Aquarium
View Jockey's Ridge, tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast
Shop till you drop at the Island Gallery and original World Famous Christmas Shop
Ditto, in 19th Century Manteo
Sample delicious Bavarian beers & root beers (brewed on the premises), in the
Weeping Radish Beer Garden
Tour Cape Hatteras National Seashore and see the Bodie Island Lighthouse
Explore the roaring 20's Whalehead Hunt Club

Day One:

Afternoon arrival

Go to hotel

Go to dinner (included)

Day Two:

Start Tour

Jockey's Ridge State Park:

Highest sand dunes on the Atlantic coast. See the aeronautic tricks of graceful stunt kites, and hang gliders imitating Will and Orville, from observation platform.

Wright Brothers National Memorial:

Where mankind learned to fly! Hear guides "Flight Room" talk, with reproductions of Wright flying machines. Stroll to replica of Wrights' 1903 winter camp, and points of take off and touch down of first successful powered flight. Museum, gift shop, & rest rooms.


Lunch on your own

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

The Whalehead Hunt Club:

A private 1920s pied a terre mansion (now under restoration), built by a Newport millionaire for his bride who loved to shoot but was barred from the all-male Outer Banks hunt clubs. 20 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms; very Great Gatsby - e. g., doors are Art Nouveau on one side, Beaux Arts on the other; had its own private electric generating plant; bathtubs offered hot and cold fresh water and sea water; it's a trip!

Dinner (included)

Back to hotel

Day Three:

Start Tour

Bodie Island Light:

A fine photo op. "Lighthouses through History" exhibit, in restored 1870's double lighthouse keeper's quarters. Book shop & rest rooms.

Elizabethan Gardens:

Eight acres of flowered paths. Herb garden, rose garden, formal sunken garden, woodland garden, etc.; spacious lawns, fountains, Italian statuary. Gift shop & greenhouse plants for sale in Gatehouse, showcasing 16th C. furnishings and paintings. Rest rooms.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site:

Site of the first English settlement in America. Orientation to the Outer Banks. AV. program. Introduction to Elizabethan
culture in reconstructed "Elizabethan Room", with 400 year old hand carved paneling & furniture. Tour of the earthwork fort, "The Lost Colony" Waterside Theater, and nature trail to Roanoke Sound overlook. Museum, gift shop, & rest rooms at visitor center.

Manteo Waterfront (lunch and shopping on your own)

Roanoke Island Festival Park:
Tour of The Elizabeth II, a functioning 3-masted "16th Century" sailing ship, representing one of those that brought America's first English colonists to The Outer Banks in 1585. Visit a reenactment of their first encampment. Exhibit hall, glorious museum shop, & rest rooms.

North Carolina Aquarium:

Salt & fresh water aquariums, featuring local denizens; shark & ray gallery; turtle & alligator patio. Pet live horseshoe crabs,
sting rays, and starfish at "touch tank." Gift shop & rest rooms.

Dinner (included)

Lost Colony Play (only open May 31 through August 20)

Back to hotel after play

Day Four:


For more information call Jean Wells at:
336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)
OR email:


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Newsletter Date:
Tues, 01/30/18
JEAN WELLS TRAVEL presents: Macdougall Honeymoon to Australia

Hello Everyone,

Pam Davis, Indep. Contractor with JWT, had such a great experience working with the MacDougalls on their honeymoon to the "Land Down Under."  This couple really knows how to plan a honeymoon! Check out their commentary and a few of their pictures on the "Journeys" tab!


Warmest regards,



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